The Mystery of the Great Cross of Hendaye
The Mystery of the Great Cross of Hendaye
I believe that any honest and real inquiry into the reasons for our existence eventually comes up with the 3 most difficult questions of all, ‘Who are we?’ and ‘Why are we here?’ “And for how long?” Despite today’s advances in science and technology, these 3 questions have remained unanswered. Focused as it is on the physical, modern science can show us how we got here and it can show us of what this world is made,but it can not answer these fundamental metaphysical questions about the meaning of life.
Here we see the monument, and it appears divided into three fundamental components: the upper cross, the shaft or pilaster and the base. The upper cross has three symbolic components, the pilaster is a symbol by itself and the base has four symbols making up a total of eight images. The three symbolic components of the upper cross are the inscription INRI, two X, positioned one above the other, and a mysterious inscription in Latin.
2012 marks the end of time?
The Great Cross of Hendaye is a mysterious cross in a churchyard in Hendaye, France which is located in the southwest corner of France, right on the border to Spain. The Great Cross of Hendaye points out that there is every reason to believe that a spiritual and a evolutionary leap in the human experience is about to occur soon. Even Nostradamus spoke about this time as the most important time period of all. Investigation into the Cyclic Cross at Hendaye revealed that the crucial period of time from 1992 to 2012 marks the end of time itself.
Something about the inscriptions!
First, the “INRI” inscription. The reader will well know that “INRI” is an acronym of the Latin phrase SVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM, which translates to English as: “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.” However, we must remember that Fulcanelli was examining this Cross through the eyes of an alchemist. With this in mind we are placed firmly within the Rosicrucian Alchemical tradition; remember, the Rosicrucians are thought to have had a hand in the creation and establishment of the Cross at Hendaye. As Fulcanelli tells us, within the Rosicrucian Alchemical Tradition, the “INRI” inscription is more likely interpreted as one of the key maxims of alchemy: Igne Natura Renovatur Integra or “By fire nature is renewed whole.” Not only is this phrase important to alchemists, but do not forget dear reader that the Christian world in large part believes that “the end of the world” will be heralded in with the triumphant return of Jesus Christ and the wicked will burn in fire, and then the Earth will be renewed and made whole. Could it be that the inscription INRI that hung above the crucified Christ’s head was a tacit acknowledgement that He would return to destroy the world as we know it with fire, and make all things new? Many believe so.
Second, the Double “X”s. To the untrained eye, these markings are simply Xs. However, we must remember that all the parts of the Cross must be examined together. So, these two Xs on the upper Cross firmly implanted on the symbol of Christ are full of meaning. Number one, these two Xs symbolize that Christ is, as He is described in Revelation Chpts. 1, 21, 22, “Alpha and Omega,” or, in other words, “the beginning and the end.” Secondly, these two Xs are an effective reminder of the shape of an hourglass the chief means of time keeping during the era when the Cross was created. What do these hourglasses mean? Fulcanelli believed them to mean several things: one, the time on “the world clock” was running short, even in the 1600’s. Two, the first X symbolizes the beginning of time, or the beginning of the world, and the second X symbolizes the end of time, or the end of the world. The beginning and the end for an alchemist are with fire; thus, Fulcanelli believed that the end would come by fire. Third, when examined in the context of the base symbolism, these two Xs symbolized the Galactic Cross, Galactic Alignment, and the time when they would occur; in other words, December 21, 2012.
The broken Latin inscription that reads: OCRUXAVES PESUNICA
Here, it is easy to recognize the familiar phrase: O Crux Ave Spes Unica, which is translated as “Hail O Cross, the Only Hope.” Indeed this inscription is so common as to apparently render the Latin inscription common and of little interest. However, Fulcanelli noticed that this inscription is unique and important because of the misplaced S. Fulcanelli called attention to the incorrect grammar in the second line. This seemingly “incorrect” grammar gives us the new meaning of the phrase as “measure of the 12th part.” Fulcanelli believed that there was no “mistake” in the grammar, but that the creator of the Cross wanted us to read “measure of the 12th part.” Why? Fulcanelli believed that this phrase is a clear reference to the cosmic cycles and alignments spelled out on the pedestal, the “measurement of the 12th part.”
Fulcanelli opines that the letter S, “which takes on the curving shape of a snake note that spes, hope, reversed is seps, or snake corresponds to the Greek khi (X) and takes over its esoteric meaning.” Just in case we missed this reference to the key or Cross in the sky made by the X of the snakes or dragons, Fulcanelli informs us “that it is the heliocoidal track of the sun, having arrived at the zenith of its curve across space, at the time of the cyclic catastrophe.”
Who was Fulcanelli?
The real identity of Fulcanelli remains shrouded in mystery. Fulcanelli believed to have lived from 1839–1953 is almost certainly a pseudonym assumed in the late 19th century by a French alchemist and esoteric author. He is also called the Master Alchemist. The appeal of Fulcanelli as a cultural phenomenon is partly due to the mystery that surrounds most aspects of his life and works; one of the more popular anecdotes about his life retells how his most devoted pupil, Eugène Canseliet, performed a successful transmutation of 100 grams of lead into gold in a laboratory of the gas works of Sarcelles at the Georgi company. This transmutaton was said to have taken place in the presence of Jean-Julien Champagne and Gaston Sauvage. Fulcanelli then came to prominence in a French book called The Mystery of the Cathedrals, by Eugène Canseliet and Jean-Julien Champagne, published in 1926. It is in this book that the devoted disciples of Fulcanelli explain the Master Alchemist’s views on the Cross at Hendaye.
Fulcanelli speaks of the strange cross in the churchyard in the small southwestern coastal town of Hendaye France, built by a mysterious and unknown alchemist over 350 years ago, and that it holds the secrets of the universe and many people believe that the carvings on the cross are an enigmatic code that, if deciphered correctly, shows a possible future catastrophe for our planet.
Still “The Great Cross of Hendaye” is a real honest mystery shrouded in questions. That has not yet been answered.